Okay allow me to try and break it down. The seasons are based on the tilt of the Earth's axis. So when the Southern Hemisphere is closest to the Sun (a.k.a getting the most sun rays) we call it Summer as it is warmest here. This is at the same time you guys in the Northern Hemisphere are facing away from the Sun (a.k.a getting the least sun rays) which you call Winter.Like the season right now, do you call it summer? Or do you call it winter, as we do, but it's just warm?
It's only a reasonable question if the OP was born hundreds of years ago.Hold on, hold on...it's really not that horrible of a question now is it?
Think back during the time of the European explorers who were from the Northern Hemisphere, of course and ending up in South Africa or Australia for the first time in January. Wasn't it still winter in their minds? But it seemed a lot warmer than it 'should' be.
So have some respect for a reasonable question.
lol, Well, I realize that the Earth is tilted, and that the sun's rays are pointing towards the southern hemisphere right now. I was just wondering about the naming scheme...that's all.
Do you think we are a bunch of retards or something???Well, I guess I didn't explain it well enough. I know that the religious dates don't change, and I know that it's warm there right now, because it sure as heck isn't warm here...
I was talking about the naming convention, I guess.
Like the season right now, do you call it summer? Or do you call it winter, as we do, but it's just warm?